Apologia Science publishes award-winning, creation-based science textbooks with the goal of inspiring an appreciation for science and a passion for learning. Their academically rigorous, college preparatory books are written in an easy-to-understand, conversational tone directly to the student, requiring minimal parental instruction. Apologia Sr. High science texts make comprehension easy, education solid, and God's work in Creation clear. Apologia's Biology text is designed to be the students first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who sucessfully complete this course will be have a firm scientific foundation and be well-prepared for college-level biology.